This week, Uzi and I finally end the Burton/Schumacher era with the second part of our in-depth review of Batman & Robin!
This review has, of course, provoked some interesting responses, including people who have convinced themselves that I was lying to everyone because there was no way I could really think that this movie was better than the other three. Because, you know, I’d gain a lot from that. But regardless, here it is! And with that era behind us, it’s smooth sailing from here on out, right?
This week, Remedial Batmanology gets to the point that we all knew was inevitable when Uzumeri and I take on 1997’s Batman & Robin! And for bonus points, Uzumeri’s watching it for the very first time as we review it.
Considering Batman & Robin‘s reputation, I imagine a lot of our readers expected us to rip into it. This is good. Because I want those people to be surprised when I start talking about how this movie is a hundred times better than those two unwatchable Tim Burton disasters. Deal with it.
So basically, my boss is a super-villain.
I know this because there are very few things that she loves more than making her employees suffer through terrible, soul-searing experiences, which is why I got really nervous when she came back on Monday telling me about a truly awful fan-film she’d seen over the weekend. It did not bode well for me, especially since I knew exactly the “fan”-“film” she was talking about before she even told me the title.
Sure enough, it eventually turned into “you’re going to review this for the site,” so today, David Uzumeri and I strapped ourselves in for a half hour of pain with “The Death of Batman,” in which our favorite character is quite literally raped to make a dumb point about drugs and crime. Oh, how we have suffered for you people.
This week, Remedial Batmanology bids a sad farewell to Doctor Chase Meridian as we get through the second half of Batman Forever. Witness the one good moment of Jim Carrey’s performance! The laundry scene so dumb that I can’t believe it made it into even this movie! And a resolution to the plot so monumentally dumb that if you even stop to think about it for a second, it makes the rest of the movie look like… well, not Citizen Kane, but maybe, I dunno, Action Jackson?
But at least it’s over! And we don’t ever have to worry about Batman Forever again! Smooooooth sailing from hear on out!
In this week’s Ask Chris, I am once again tasked to compare my obsessions, as someone presses me for information on what Batman would do in “a My Two Dads situation.” As the parent, I mean. I think it’s been made pretty clear over the past seven decades that as the kid, he would probably travel the world learning how to most effectively punch whatever it was that resulted in him being an orphan.
This week, Remedial Batmanology finally enters the Schumacher era as Uzi and I plow through the first hour of Batman Forever!
I do not care for Batman Forever, but given the reviews up to this point, that shouldn’t exactly be a surprise. Uzi, however, was quite taken with the picture, since he hadn’t seen it in 16 years, and so the fresh horror of Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones trying to out-emote each other was a fresh hell for him. Either way, I think we can all enjoy the .gif I made of the camera zooming in on Batman’s junk… forever.
Today, Kerry Callen and I have once again transported DC’s mega-huge events back to the past, and this time, it’s The Silver Age Final Crisis!
Not gonna lie, folks. This is my favorite one of the lot by far. It actually came together even better than I had it in my head.